York

  • 17:00 Elevator Company EBF Novice Auction Stakes 7f 192y

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.08s
  • Off time: 17:00:39
17:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sam Cooke (IRE) 2/1
2nd Felix 5/1
3rd Lariat 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 (2) 31 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Felix 22
Distance Winner
2 9-6 t L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 1001
2 (1) 31 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Lariat 22
Distance Winner
2 9-6 A M Balding David Probert 1001
3 (4) Maroon, Mauve epaulets Al Suil Eile (FR)
2 9-2 J J Quinn Jason Hart 1001
4 (3) LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Cadeau d'Amour (IRE)
2 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 1001
5 (7) 4 Dark blue, large light blue spots Rangali Island (IRE) 15
2 9-2 D M Simcock J Fanning 1001
6 (11) 45 Dark blue, white diamond, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, dark blue diamond Debbonair (IRE) 17
2 9-0 H Palmer Nicola Currie (3) 1001
7 (6) Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap Jack Randall
2 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 1001
8 (16) 4 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mardle 20
2 9-0 K R Burke S De Sousa 1001
9 (8) 22 Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Sam Cooke (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 R M Beckett R Kingscote 1001
10 (13) 3 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Twenty Years On 17
2 9-0 R Hughes S W Kelly 1001
11 (14) 35 White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Joe The Beau 33
2 8-12 M W Easterby Nathan Evans 1001
12 (10) Emerald Green and Pink (halved), Pink sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Pink cap Peckinpah (IRE)
2 8-12 A King M Harley 1001
13 (5) 42 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap The Great Story 15
2 8-12 George Scott P Hanagan 1001
14 (12) Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Dawn Blaze
2 8-10 K R Burke A Elliott 1001
15 (15) 2 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Limelighter 25
2 8-10 M R Channon Charles Bishop 1001
16 (9) 23 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Tribal Commander 15
2 8-10 M L W Bell Cameron Noble (5) 1001

Verdict

The Great Story pulled hard but was only headed close home on his first run for George Scott at Pontefract. Lariat stayed on strongly to beat a previous winner at Ayr on his second outing and looks capable of better but a similar comment applies to FELIX. Luca Cumani’s two-year-olds often improve for a run and that was the case with the Lope De Vega colt at Yarmouth – he should also have plenty more to offer. Sam Cooke has twice finished second on Polytrack but is having a first run on Turf. Tribal Commander has also been placed in both starts to date and Mardle is preferred to Dawn Blaze of Karl Burke’s two runners. Limelighter was just beaten over 7f at Brighton but that was only a Class 6 event.